It’s that time of year when the weather, along with the temperature, can be unpredictable. It might be warm enough for shorts one minute and a coat the next. Even though the winter coats are being stored away, the temps still get cool enough for a light wrap or shawl.
The Provence Ruffled Shawl is the perfect solution for those cooler temps. Make it with an inexpensive yarn. Or, splurge on an indulgent indie-dyed yarn to add some luxury to your spring wardrobe.
Spring Exclusives Event
I’m so excited to launch this shawl crochet pattern as part of the marvelous Spring Exclusives Event curated by Fiona of Cosy Rosie UK. This exclusive event features premiere patterns from some of the industry’s top crochet designers. Running the entire month of April, each day features a newly released crochet pattern at a 50% discount.
Here’s how it works…
The Provence Ruffled Shawl crochet pattern debuts on Monday, April 26. My discount code becomes active at 8am GMT (that’s 4am EDT). The discount code is only valid for 24 hours so go get yours as soon as it’s available!
Click on the first button below to grab the discount code from Cosy Rosie UK.
Once you have the discount code, click below to head to my Ravelry shop where you can use the discount code at checkout.
But wait, there’s more! If you missed the other fabulous patterns on their release days, you can still get them for a deeply discounted price. All 31 patterns are being offered in a bundle for the low price of $18. That works out to $0.56 each! The bundle is available only until April 31 so get yours now by clicking on the button below!
Inspiration for the Provence Ruffled Shawl
The name of the shawl is inspired by the color name of the yarn I chose. Provence, a region of southern France, is home to lush lavender fields. The subtle lavender of the yarn and the gentle ruffle of the shawl are reminiscent of a gentle breeze blowing over those lavender fields.
The meaning behind lavender
The design of the Provence Ruffled Shawl incorporates all of these wonderful adjectives with its gently sloping curve and graceful ruffled edge. The handmade shawl will wrap you in luxury, elegance and calm!
Design for the Provence Ruffled Shawl
In most of my designs, I strive to create a pattern accessible to even the most beginner crocheter among us. This design is no exception, most appropriate for the confident beginner.
Only basic crochet stitches are used – chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet. The entire body of the shawl is worked in half double crochet. The gentle sloping edge is created by working all of the increases and decreases along that one edge. And, the ruffle is worked in 3 rows, each one doubling the number of stitches across the row to create the natural ripple effect.
When I originally designed this shawl, I chose Lion Brand’s “Jeans” in Stovepipe. I love this yarn because it isn’t expensive to use, it has a beautiful drape, and it’s oh so soft to the touch. It’s a light worsted weight acrylic, making it a lighter alternative than a true worsted or Aran weight.
I absolutely LOVE “Jeans” because it’s so easy to take care of. Plus, it’s cozy and squishy to the touch. I’ve used this for several other projects and I’ve never been disappointed!
As I was preparing for the Spring Exclusives event, I wanted to try the shawl with a more indulgent yarn. Miss Babs “Yowza” is the perfect choice! This superwash merino DK weight yarn comes in stunning colors. It also has a beautiful drape and is an absolute dream to work with.
“Yowza” is definitely one of my go-to luxury yarns because it is so scrumptious to work with. I discovered Miss Babs at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival a few years ago and I shop their yarn every chance I get!
The shawl is worked with a US size H-8 (5mm) hook. The only other tools you need are a tapestry needle to weave in just a few ends and a removable stitch marker for marking the edge where the decreases and increases are made.
No matter what yarn you choose, the Provence Ruffled Shawl is the perfect choice whether you’re wearing a comfy pair of jeans or that little black dress.
You’ll love the Provence Ruffled Shawl crochet pattern because:
- the design is beginner friendly.
- you can choose an inexpensive yarn or treat yourself to a bit of luxury.
- the pattern includes written instructions, helpful photos and crochet charts.
I hope you enjoy this beautifully simple, elegant shawl. It’s fun to crochet and is sure to become one of your favorite cool weather pieces!